Full of stunning views, God’s own country has loads of activities to enjoy. Popular of them are; exploring beautiful & serene beaches, exploring serene backwaters, and enjoying a massage at one of the famous Ayurvedic centres. But these are not the only things to offer by Kerala. There are lot more things to do in Kerala. Some of them are researched and explained below to tell what exactly Kerala has to offer.
Hire a houseboat in Alleppey
Alleppey comes on top of the list of the most visited places in Kerala. The scene comes amazing when you enjoy a freshly prepared meal on a houseboat while looking at the lush green landscape. The boat has the capacity of accommodating the whole family and includes breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks.
Ticket Price: Prices may vary and can reach Rs. 6,500 to 11,500. Booking in advance is a better option to avoid charges.
Watch the Neelakurinji Bloom
Eravikulam National Park is one of the most visited attractions in Kerala by tourists just because of Neelakurinji, which is famous for blooming once in a year and the view looks amazing. Trek to the peak of Nilgiri and witness an endangered mountain goat – Nilgiri Thar.
Ticket Price: Rs.55 is the charge per person.
Enjoy the life of locals for a day
One can have an authentic rural experience at Kumbalangi Integrated Tourism Village. Lots of activities can be enjoyed such as local paddy cultivation, fishing, canoeing in mangrove forests, and crab farming. Home stays are available in the village and can be booked in advance. The nearest railway station is Ernakulam which is about 14 km from this place.
Enjoy Shikara rides in Alappuzha
Four hours of ride from Thiruvananthapuram takes you to Alappuzha on backwaters offers some stunning views on the way. Apart from the views of village life and coconut trees, one will also have the opportunity to see an array of birds.
Ticket Price: The Shikara boat offers a ride for Rs. 600/ hour which is way cheaper than renting a houseboat
Watch the snake boat race in Alappuzha
Numbers of people take participate in the snake boat race to take pride and honour. Various colourful snake boats can be seen a head to head racing. The boat races are usually held during the month from July to September particularly during the Onam festival. One can also take a boat on rent to see the close view of racing. Alleppey is the nearest Railway Station and can be accessed from Ernakulam.
Coffee Plantation visit in Wayanad
Drink your favourite coffee at the place where it gets made. One can have the option of staying at coffee plantation resort or homestay.
Prices: Stay at coffee plantation resort or homestay will cost from Rs. 5000/night, which includes trekking, night Safaris, camp fire, and plantation walks.
Enjoy Periyar Jungle Jeep Ride
Thekkady is one of those places which is visited most by the tourists in Kerala. Thekkady should be on the top of the list of the tourists. Thekkady is famous for its exotic flora, fauna, and mammals and vibrant aquatic life. The Periyar Jungle ride takes you through the mesmerizing Idukki town, Mullaperiyar Dam, vegetable farms, sprawling vineyards and you can also witness the endangered lion-tailed macaque. The ride can be combined with an overnight camp in a tent or a tree house.